Golf aims for a successful season

The Diamond Bar High School boys varsity golf team began its season in promising fashion, winning their first scrimmage.  DBHS defeated Ayala 212-214 in the March 16 match at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills. 

“Cold weather and some wind made the playing conditions difficult but the boys showed strength and won a very close match by 2 strokes,” head coach Anthony McCabe said. 

Prior to the match, golfers had been training asynchronously. They were instructed to practice on their own time with the proper equipment. This type of training will continue as the season progresses. 

Junior Darren Kuo, who has been on varsity golf since his freshman year, was a key asset in the success of this match. He led the Brahmas with a score of 39. 

“I felt that it was quite easy of a course as I was already familiar with it and knew how it would be and the conditions were decent,” Kuo said. 

The highlight of the match was on the 8th hole, a par five that was playing shorter than the normal 583 yards with the tees in front of the lake. Sophomore Henry Yang holed out his second shot from 170 yards for a double eagle, two on the par five. 

“Most golfers play their entire lives without executing such an amazing shot, and Henry has done it at age 14,” McCabe said. “So Henry was 3 under par on that one hole, and we won the match by two strokes.” 

The next match was scheduled for March 22 at Los Serranos for the Ayala Spring Classic. Players expressed their excitement to be returning to competition. 

“Some of us may be having a hard time coming back from the pandemic but I am quite ecstatic for the season to begin,” Kuo said. “We play this upcoming Monday where we hope to win.”